Friday, June 19 was Charles Spurgeon’s 181st birthday. In celebration, there are three exciting ways we’re helping you benefit from the vast wisdom of “The Prince of Preachers.” You could even win paperback copies of two volumes in the Spurgeon Commentary series or the 10-volume Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters.
New volumes in the Spurgeon Commentary series
On Friday, we announced four new volumes in the acclaimed Spurgeon Commentary series. These four volumes are split between two collections—Old Testament and Gospels. Here are a couple of tidbits about these new volumes.
- The backbone for the exposition portion of these commentaries is Spurgeon’s own verse-by-verse expositions, which we then supplement with content from his sermons and other writings. There actually aren’t very many expositions for Song of Songs, so getting a full commentary out of his content was up in the air. But then we found that he preached a ton of sermons on the book (63 by our count). Now Song of Songs is projected to be one of the longest volumes in the series!
- In most commentary series, the commentaries on longer books don’t usually go into as much detail as commentaries on shorter books. It isn’t all that unusual to have a commentary on Luke be the same size as, say, a commentary on 1 Corinthians, even though Luke has over 2.5 times as many verses as 1 Corinthians. The goal for this series is to go into just as much detail in the Gospel volumes as we did in the volumes on the letters, making sure that people who are studying a particular passage don’t get shorted when it comes to content because of print space limitations. In fact, the two volumes on the Gospels are projected to be over 2,200 pages combined!
Spurgeon’s incredible biblical wisdom is unparalleled in the modern era, but there is one thing that sets Spurgeon apart from all other contemporaries. In his own words: “Growing a beard is a habit most natural, scriptural, manly, and beneficial.”
You, too, can celebrate Spurgeon’s bearded legacy by entering the #SpurgeonBeard contest. Share a photo of your beard, real or fake, and you could win paperback copies of the Spurgeon Commentary: Galatians and the Spurgeon Commentary: Hebrews! Post your photo as a comment on this Facebook post or use hashtag #SpurgeonBeard on Twitter and mention @LexhamPress. See this blog post for a complete set of contest rules.
Win a 10-volume Spurgeon Commentary collection
You now have three days to become Logos’ most engaged YouTube fan and win the 10-volume Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters. Entering this contest is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Subscribe to the Logos YouTube channel.
- Share, like, and comment on our videos between now and June 26.
The Spurgeon Commentary series makes Spurgeon’s content accessible—there is no longer a need to comb through many volumes of Spurgeon’s content looking for one nugget of wisdom. Spurgeon’s writings are now curated in a format that is tied to the biblical text. Benefit from the incredible wisdom of Charles Spurgeon, passage by passage.
There are 14 volumes in this incredible series—start your study of Spurgeon’s work today!